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Harvey Krueger

April 2, 1927 — September 4, 2020


On Friday, September 4, 2020, Harvey Krueger, passed away at the age of 93.

Harvey was born on April 2, 1927 in Wausau, WI to Oscar and Edith (Curtis) Krueger. At the age of 17, he enlisted into the US Coast Guard and served during World War II. He was a commercial plasterer by trade which led him to start his own business, Wausau Brick & Gypsum.

On October 21, 1950 he married Elaine (Hunt). Together they raised six children; Chris Dolphin, Jackie (George) Tetzlaff, Kim (Cheri) Krueger, John (Laurie) Krueger, Steve (Lynne) Krueger, Sue (Gordi) Rusch. Ten Grandchildren; Brian Tetzlaff, Curtis Tetzlaff, Shawn Dolphin, Tami Tetzlaff, Jessica Sheeks, Heather Dolphin, Jenna Wesenick, Jacob Krueger, Nicholas Rusch, and Johanna Rusch. Ten Great-Grandchildren; Elise Krueger, Jackson Tetzlaff, Julia Dolphin, Lauren Tetzlaff, Elaina Tetzlaff, Will Dolphin, Drew Dolphin, Quinnlynn Wesenick, Liam and Jocelynn Wesenick.

He had a passion for hunting and fishing. It was through this passion he created opportunities for others to enjoy, thus forming long lasting relationships.

In his late 50’s he retired to be the care giver of his wife. What a blessing this was for his children. During his care for his wife he became a self-taught wood carver. His love of the outdoors and fishing can be seen in many of his carvings. His dream of giving came true through auctioning his carvings. These auctions benefitted Faith in Action, a trip of a lifetime for several veterans on the Honor Flight, and taking disabled vets on fishing trips to Lake Michigan. Harvey also went on the Honor Flight. He said he had taken many trips, but this by far was his greatest.

He was fun, mischievous, and a quick-witted character. He was known by many as “Herbie K”.

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Edith, wife Elaine of 50 years, son Kim, brothers Lloyd, Robert, and sister Bette Radloff.

The family wishes to thank the VA-Tomah, the very caring staff at Wisconsin Veteran Home-King, and a special thanks to Christine and the staff of Compassus Hospice. Thank you to all the prayers and thoughts from family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 26th, from 1 PM-3 PM at Christ Community Church, 8100 Alderson Street, Schofield, WI 54476. Service to follow at 3 PM. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Burial to be at Restlawn Memorial Park.

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